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1936 – 2017

Celebrating 80 years in the Columbia Historic Waverly Community


St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, a ministry of St. Martin de Porres Parish, continues the tradition of providing a Christian educational environment for 3 year olds - Sixth Grade. Small class sizes allow for individualized instruction conducive to students needs and abilities, and incorporates the use of technology in an effort to promote academic excellence, leading to lifelong positive implications. 

Mission Statement 

St. Martin de Porres Catholic School, a ministry of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, is vibrant, Christ-centered and emphasizes the joy and wonder of learning in a loving and caring atmosphere. We promote high academic and social standards and challenge our students to do their best. Rooted in our Catholic identity, we provide students of diverse faiths a rigorous curriculum which allows for academic success. We nurture students to develop a love of learning where “Every child is a Shining Star”. 

Revised February 2015

Vision Statement

St. Martin de Porres Catholic School is a diverse and inclusive inner-city school, committed to spiritual and academic excellence.  Our students are curious and creative learners who succeed.  Our students are joyful, act responsibly and reach out in service to the community.  St. Martin is a beacon of hope in the community, enriching the lives of many, and inspiring them to be faith filled leaders of tomorrow's world.

 Revised June 2016

 We believe in these values:

     *  Spirituality:    God works in us, through us, and for us.

    *  Hospitality:     All are welcomed with honor and respect.

    *  Integrity:         Learning flourishes in an environment of honesty, trust, and personal responsibility.

    *  Individuality:  Every student has gifts to be discovered, nurtured, and treasured.

    *  Community:    Together we find strength and purpose in supporting one another.